Over the past couple of months I have been starting to mockup a decent number of user interface designs for other developers on my team at Kindred. Once a design is semi-finalized, the developers typically start the coding process by building out assets (page components, CSS, etc.) that they then use to structure the website or application.

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As far back as I can remember, I've been obsessed with the "Back to the Future" trilogy (let's be honest, the 3rd one wasn't amazing, but, moving on). Whenever I need a test user name, placeholder text, or even an image for a project at work, I populate my code with references from my favorite movie.

SSH keys are a way to identify trusted computers, without involving passwords. The steps below will walk you through generating an SSH key and adding the public key to the server.

This article explains how to install a bash script that posts a new message into a Slack channel when commits are pushed to your project's git repository. Note that this implementation does not require the usage of GitHub, but rather git repositories hosted on your own servers.

A collection of Terminal commands and an Alfred workflow that allow Mac users to replace their desktop background(s) with photos from the popular Unsplash.com.

Here's a travel list as well as a collection of photos from our Spring vacation to Charleston, South Carolina!

I've been using Übersicht on my desktop lately to keep track of our team's git repositories. Below is a widget to display recent commits to your selected git repository. The widget allows you to select the branch of your project to display the log from (e.g. in case your team normally commit to a 'dev' branch before master).

Just a quick note that my iOS app, 'ShortTail for YOURLS,' is no longer available for download in the App Store.

Since I'm in the corporate world now, my Mac is one out of possibly as few as ten Macs working in a Windows-only environment. That being said, I'm essentially left on my own to figure out hacks and other workarounds to be productive.

My employer's email, like many others in corporate America, runs off an Exchange Server. Since our version of Exchange isn't supported by Office 365 (not to mention I don't have an Office 365 account) I am left with running Outlook 2011 for Mac rather than the freshly-released Outlook 2016.

The built-in notifications in Outlook 2011 for Mac are well, basically ugly, and you cannot force them to persist on screen, so I've designed a way to incorporate Outlook 2011 notifications into OSX's Notification Center (with a few caveats).